There are so many interesting stories I’ve found within my family tree, but there is one woman who is a true inspiration to me. My first cousin four times removed, Mary Lee Edward. Mary Lee Edward was born on the 14th of September 1885 in Petrolia, Lambton, Ontario, Canada. She was the only daughter of… Read More #52Ancestors: Education
I have a relative who has been claimed by two different families in online family trees. Her name was Euphemia Turnbull and she was born in 1800 in Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland. She died in Edinburgh in 1868 and her death certificate gave the information about her husband and both her father’s name and her mother’s… Read More #52Ancestors: Out of Place
Family history and genealogy research is something that is accessible to everyone, right? Or is it… Can we open the floor to those of us with disabilities to discuss further whether it’s accessibility for people with physical disabilities or for people who are neurodivergent. I should say here, I fall into both of those categories… Read More Can We Discuss… Accessibility?
This week’s topic is a very difficult one for me. Very few photographs have been handed down over the years and the ones I do have I won’t share on the blog for privacy reasons. The majority I have are photographs of living family members rather than from generations back. Though I have seen extended… Read More #52Ancestors: Favourite Photo
I’ve spoken about rabbit holes already and I think it’s amusing that 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit! I am determined that it won’t become the Year of the Rabbit Holes! Especially because this year I want to have my One-Place Study out for people to have a browse through rather than continuing to… Read More 2023 The Year of the Rabbit
Hello everyone, Sorry for the break in blog posts. I was visiting family for a couple of weeks and am finally getting back into my usual routine and will be back to my 12 week project tomorrow. While I’m still in holiday mood, I have been having a look through the many genealogy books I… Read More Jean’s Internet
I’ve really been trying to focus in on Robert Carey the last few weeks (though I have been distracted trying to watch as many videos from The Genealogy Show as I can before time runs out). He’s probably my most researched ancestor in my tree by myself and my Sherlock cousin. Sherlock (not their real… Read More #52Ancestors52Weeks: Help
As I continue hot on the heels of my ancestor, Robert Carey, I am learning more about the experiences of his regiment. He was in the 1st Battalion of the 42nd Regiment of Foot who are now known as The Black Watch. When reading through the bibliography of Victoria Schofield’s book The Highland Furies I… Read More #52Ancestors52Weeks: Teams
I am in the middle of researching Private Robert Carey of the 42nd Regiment of Foot. He was part of the military during the Napoleonic Wars and fought at Waterloo. He had to retire from the military due to his injuries and ended up settling with his wife, Marion, in Musselburgh, a town to the… Read More #52Ancestors52Weeks: Fun Fact
In my old job, one of the things we were told not to do was to use jargon words or terms. A lesson I probably should have taken onboard before starting to write a blog. I was asked what my “Alice Shoes” were, so I thought I would give a little explanation so I don’t… Read More Alice Shoes?